Welcome to St Michael’s, in the heart of Amberley
We are the largest of the four churches that serve the tiny parishes of Amberley, Greatham, Parham and Wiggonholt in the Wildbrooks Benefice of West Sussex.
Our hamlets and villages are set in a stunning part of the South Downs, flanked by the River Arun and include woodland, the huge floodplain of the Wildbrooks and the downlands too. Our whole benefice is in part of the newly created National Park of the South Downs.
But we’re more than pretty houses and pretty churches in a pretty part of the country. We’re proud to be Christians and belong to a faith and a tradition that goes back centuries.
St Michael’s, serves the village of Amberley, and the area has belonged to the church from around 670AD, though the building itself dates to around 1100AD.
Our worship reflects the old and the new. We celebrate communion with the modern wording three Sundays a month and use the Book of Common Prayer for other services. Our music is a mix of old and new.
A history of St Michael's Church and of Amberley in general has been written by local historian and author, Robert Hutchinson, and can be seen on the Amberley Parish Council website.
A Virtual Tour of the church provides comprehensive illustrated information about St Michael's. An Audio Guide allows visitors to the church to look around the building while listening to a description of what they are looking at. (Wifi is available at the church.) There''s also an excellent, detailed, description of the church on the Sussex Parish Churches website.
We're on YouTube! Film maker 'The Bald Explorer' interviews Revd. Gerry Burgess about the church and its history:
St Michael's, Church St, Amberley,
West Sussex BN18 9ND
Revd Gerry Burgess 01798 831600, 07596 827810
Parish Safeguarding Officer email@example.com
Go past the School and Tea Rooms, turn left and follow the road to the end.
Please note there is limited parking at the Church